'Yappy' Happy Hour

A "yappy" happy hour for dogs and their owners will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Marriott Pavilion at Dulles International Airport.

There will be munchies, a cash bar for the humans and doggie treats and other goodies for the canines.

The event is sponsored by Hinge, Total Strategy and Canine Caterers and proceeds will benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team.

The cost is $30 for owners; dogs get in free. Reservations are required. For more information, call 703-378-9655 or send an e-mail to kguarino@studiohinge.com.

Pet Adoption Day

D.C. Metro No More Homeless Pets will host the area's first Super Pet Adoption day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at Fairfax Corner.

Representatives from area shelters, including those serving Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties; the Washington Humane Society; and 16 local rescue organizations will help match individuals and families with animals needing good homes.

Best Friends Animal Society and Fairfax Corner are sponsoring the event. DC Metro No More Homeless Pets is a coalition of animal organizations, individuals and businesses and community leaders in the area that brings animal control agencies, rescue groups, humane organizations and individuals together to promote policies and actions in support of homeless animals.

Fairfax Corner is at Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway. For more information, visit www.nmhpdc.org.

-- DIANE L. MATTINGLY